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Actor to Walk Across Illinois for Post-Apocalyptic Feature Film "To Survive"

Actor Burt Culver will walk 200 miles from Gary, Indiana to Davenport, Iowa in preparation for the the lead character role in the dramatic thriller feature film “To Survive” slated to begin filming August the 5th in Quad Cities, Iowa.

July 11, 2012 - PRLog -- In preparation for his lead role in the upcoming post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller, Los Angeles actor Burt Culver will walk 200 miles across Illinois following the path of his character as he searches for meaning after the collapse of society.

The feature film "To Survive", from award winning director Stephen Folker, is set to begin filming in Quad Cities, Iowa this August 5th. This feature length post-apocalyptic film centers on a group of survivors who must band together to survive in a world after the collapse of society.

Mr. Culver said in an interview this week that he wants to “get into the mindset of the character Jonathan by retracing the journey the character took from his hometown of Gary, Indiana to the place the film begins in Davenport, Iowa”. He wanted to “experience the feeling of isolation, exhaustion, and understand the perseverance necessary to make such a journey”. “Obviously”, he says, “there won’t be a completely broken society and danger of being killed at every turn, but I will be on my own surviving without help”. He said that “doing the walk at the height of summer adds to the challenge, but this is the time of year that Jonathan set out from Gary to see if he could find a better place, a place that wasn’t filled with memories of the tragic loss of his family.”

On the trip, Mr Culver plans to use the public walking paths of Old Plank Road, the I & M Canal Trail, and the Hennepin Canal Parkway. The Old Plank Road is a 22-mile long paved rail-trail running from Chicago Heights to Joliet crossing through the towns of Park Forest, Richton Park, Matteson, Frankfort, and New Lenox. The I & M Canal Trail runs 61.5 miles along the Illinois and Michigan Canal from Rockport to La Salle. This trail passes through Channahon, Morris, Seneca, Marseilles, Ottawa, and Utica. The Hennepin Canal Parkway is a 104 mile canal towpath stretching from Bureau Junction to Colona.

Readers can follow Mr Culver's progress on the film's facebook page at www.facebook.com/ToSurviveMovie

"To Survive" has attracted talent from Los Angeles and Chicago including the other lead actors Ramon Bailey, Berkeley Clayborne, Glenn Harston from Chicago, and  Paul Berge, and Jessica Murillo from Iowa.  The rest of the cast and crew are coming from the Quad Cities and Chicago.

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